Doing Research – Social Research Project: Survey / Questionnaire

I would like to invite you to participate in a study of the use of helmets at skateparks by BMX riders, skateboarders and scooter riders.

What am I being asked to do?

The study will take around 5 minutes of your time, and will involve the answering of questions via Google Docs.

Are there any risks?

The study is designed to be low risk to participants, but there may be a risk that the questions could bring up memory of personal injury, or the memory of injury of others at a skatepark – possibly evoking an emotional reaction to memory.

Why is this study being conducted?

This study is part of my undergraduate training at RMIT University, for a course titled HUSO2165: Doing Research. The results of the study will not be published, but will be shared with staff and other students in the course. The answers you provide will be stored digitally via Google Docs until 1st January 2013.

What are my rights?

You have the right not to participate in this study. You also have the right to skip any part of the study, or to stop participating at any time.

You have the right to look at any records I make of your responses, if I can identify which responses you have personally provided. You also have the right to ask for your responses to be withdrawn from the study, if I can identify which responses you have personally provided.

If you have questions or concerns about the study, you can contact me on